100 Years of Waldorf Education

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This year, 2019, marks 100 years since the founding of the first Waldorf School in 1919!

Waldorf education began humbly at a renovated cigarette factory in Stuttgart, Germany. It was a bold educational experiment, whose goal was to bring about social and ecological healing in the wake of World War I. The first Waldorf School in the USA opened up in New York City in 1928 and the movement soon spread across the country. Now, a century later, it is the fastest growing international school movement in the world with over 1200 independent Waldorf schools, 1800 Waldorf kindergartens, and many new Waldorf charter schools in over 75 countries.

We will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of Waldorf education with activities at our farm and a public talk on Friday, September 20th. This date is exactly 100 years from the opening of the first school. We hope you will join us for this festive event!

Waldorf 100 Celebration Schedule: Potluck and Public Lecture

  • 3:45pm: Parade down to the EWS farm from the Lower School field

  • 4:15 – 5:00pm: Music, crafts, and games

  • 5:15-6:30pm: Eat, play, and socialize

  • 7:30-9:00pm: Public lecture in the Brown Wing on the Mission of Waldorf Education by Karen Rivers